Meaning of nutrient

nu•tri•ent

Pronunciation: (n'trē-unt, ny'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. nourishing; providing nourishment or nutriment.
  2. containing or conveying nutriment, as solutions or vessels of the body.
—n.
  1. a nutrient substance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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